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5 Reasons Negative Feedback Can Be the Best Fuel

Want to know what’s better than a mass-produced participation trophy? Honest feedback about your performance. Nobody needs to hear cliches or generalities—“great job,” “nice effort,” “make some adjustments and get ‘em next time.” Statements like “you tried your best”...

Do You Have Enough Haters to Succeed?

The most successful people didn’t get to the top without a little adversity. Some of best entrepreneurs and business leaders—Bill Gates, Mark Cuban, Tony Robbins, Sheryl Sandberg—have just as many critics as they do fans. With success comes haters. Period. As the CEO...

5 Reasons You’re Not Getting Shit Done

I’ve always hated the saying, “There aren’t enough hours in the day.” Why? Because it’s bullshit. There are 24 of them, in fact. If you don’t have enough time to plow through your to-do list every day, you’re not managing your time. Don’t blame the clock—blame...

5 Reasons Your Team Is Failing—and How to Fix it

I’ll be honest: This whole Spartan thing has been anything but easy. It’s been an obstacle course filled with barbed wire for 18 years. Starting a business, especially when it’s something that’s never been done before like Spartan, is a giant leap of faith. My team...

5 Uncomfortable Things You Should Do Every Time You Travel

If your idea of travel is spending all day in a luxury hotel, lounging around on a king-size bed, and sipping cocktails by the pool, you might as well stay home. Traveling, whether it’s with family or for work, is a great opportunity to step out of your comfort zone....